Annual Renewal - Dental Therapists

Dental therapists must renew their registration annually. BCCOHP’s registration year runs from April 1 each year until March 31 the following year.

The renewal period will open each February for the following year. The renewal process can be completed online by logging into your account, completing the forms and paying the annual fee.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Most oral health professionals are renewing for 13 months instead of one year

This is due to the renewal deadline having changed from February 28 to March 31. This year, annual renewal for certified dental assistants, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dentists will cover a period of 13 months rather than 12. The fee for the 13th month will be reflected in the online renewal form. Your registration will not lapse on February 28 as it would have in past years.

Dental therapists must ensure the following is current:

Reminder: Dental therapists must keep their contact information up to date with BCCOHP.

Annual Renewal FAQ for Dental Therapists

Dental Therapist Login and Payment

On the login page, click “Forgot password? Click here.” You should receive an email with a temporary password. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk mailbox; if you do not find the email there, please use the contact us page or call 672-202-0448 (toll-free 1-888-202-0448) to get in touch.

Clear your browser’s cache, and then try logging in again. Additionally, we recommend using the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Still not working? Please call BCCOHP at 672-202-0448 (toll-free 1-888-202-0448).

Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted, but Mastercard/Visa debit cards are not. Interac for RBC Royal Bank, TD Bank, First Nations Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, and most BC Credit Unions are accepted.  

If you receive an error message while paying, please contact your bank to ensure there are no issues on their end before making another attempt with payment using the same credit card. If the issue is not banking-related, try another payment method or please use the contact us page to get in touch.

Payment by cheque, money order or bank draft is acceptable. Please mail your cheque, money order or bank draft with the exact amount before March 1 to:

110-1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6
Note: You must complete and submit an online renewal before providing payment.  
BCCOHP does not accept payments by telephone, in cash, or those delivered in person.
Accepted payment methods include cheque (by mail), Mastercard and Visa credit cards, and Interac for RBC Royal Bank, TD Bank, First Nations Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, and most BC Credit Unions. Mastercard/Visa debit cards are not accepted.  

Additionally, BCCOHP does not accept payments by telephone, in cash, or those delivered in person.

There is a five-year mandatory re-check for criminal records. Every year, you are charged a fifth of the criminal record check fee. On the fifth year when your re-check is due, your criminal record check will be automatically resent to the government.

Criminal Record Check

Criminal record checks cost C$28. The College collects one fifth of the CRC fee (C$5.60) each year at annual renewal.

This is the amount charged by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, not BCCOHP, to complete a criminal record check.

For new applicants, a fee of C$28 will need to be paid for your criminal record check. Existing registrants will pay C$5.60 per year during annual renewal. BCCOHP collects the money and submits payment to the Ministry on the registrants’/applicants’ behalf.

Although BCCOHP will be sending your criminal record check to the Ministry on your behalf, you will still be responsible to provide the Ministry correspondence that they request from you such as fingerprint requests and adjudication.

Dental Therapist Renewal

If you are retiring your dental therapist registration, you can select the option “Retired” under Registration Categories in the renewal form.

Note: You cannot practice until you have reinstated.  

If your registration has lapsed and you wish to reinstate your registration, please get in touch using our contact form.  

All registrations expire at the end of February each year, and the deadline to renew is March 1. 

Dental Therapist Quality Assurance

To renew, reinstate or transfer to practising registration, you must meet BCCOHP’s Quality Assurance requirements including:  

  1. Continuing education (CE) – Dental Therapists must have the minimum of 75 CE credits completed in a three year cycle.
  2. Continuous Practice hours (CP) – Dental Therapists must have the minimum 900 practice hours in the three preceding calendar years

The minimum continuous practice requirement is 900 hours in the preceding three calendar years. If you do not meet this requirement, please get in touch using our contact form for further information.

The minimum continuing education requirement for dental therapists is 75 credits per CE cycle. Log in to the BCCOHP website to view your CE transcript.

Note: If your CE requirement is incomplete and your cycle has expired, please get in touch using our contact form for next steps.  

If the CE credits you submitted are not selected for audit, your submission status will remain as “Submitted” at the end of the submission day, and the credits will be added to your total CE credits for that cycle.

For more information about CE submission and audit process click here. For the information about CE statuses, please click on the link for CE transcript terminology.  

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